AMC Owner’s and Workshop Manuals PDF

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1973 AMC Technical Service Manual
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AMC Wiring Diagrams

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History of AMC

 The early years of American Motors Corporation (AMC) were marked by bold adventures and strategic decisions that would shape the company's future. Founded in 1954 through the merger of Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and Hudson Motor Car Company, AMC emerged at a time when the auto industry was dominated by the Big Three - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.

 

The merger was based on the idea of offering a competitive alternative to models produced by large manufacturers. George W. Mason, president of the Nash-Kelvinator Company, was the architect of this ambitious alliance. He believed that in the post-war automobile market it was necessary to create a stronger and more resource-intensive enterprise that could compete. His plans included creating compact, economical and affordable cars that would appeal to a broad segment of the American middle class.

 

AMC immediately faced challenges as a new entrant into a highly competitive market. With limited financial resources compared to its tycoon competitors, the company had to innovate and find its niche. The first years were spent creating a corporate identity and a loyal customer base. One of the biggest challenges was convincing consumers and dealers that a small manufacturer could produce vehicles that met the high standards set by industry leaders.

 

George W. Mason is often considered a key figure in AMC's early years. His vision and leadership were instrumental in bringing together two struggling companies to create a new venture with a fighting chance in a challenging industry. Mason's philosophy was not to compete with the Big Three, but to offer what they did not have - more compact and economical cars.

 

After Mason's sudden death in 1954, George W. Romney took over as president of the newly formed company. Romney, who later became governor of Michigan and a presidential candidate, was a charismatic leader. He continued Mason's legacy by focusing on compact cars, which he believed were the future of the American automobile industry.

Since its inception, AMC has been known for its innovative approaches. In the late 1950s, under Romney's leadership, the company introduced the Rambler, a compact car that became synonymous with the AMC identity. Rambler reflected the company's commitment to innovation, quality and customer focus. It became a hit in the market and won the Motor Trend Car of the Year award in 1963.

 

The early years laid the foundation for AMC's emergence as a tenacious, innovative and distinctive competitor in the auto industry. The company's commitment to compact, fuel-efficient cars at a time when other manufacturers were focusing on larger models demonstrated a forward-thinking approach that would characterize its history. The foundation laid in these early years led to the company's most memorable achievements and challenging times.